Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cross Stitch and Birds!

Hi cloud friends,  Yes I know that is a strange title.  By the end of my post, you will understand it.  First, thank you Jo, of Serendipitous Stitching , for figuring out a way to get comments back on our emails.  I know several others have done the same work for us bloggers but I used Jo's plan so I am thanking her.  Now, it's time to share stitching.

 I really enjoyed stitching  the 1861 Antique Sampler by BBD in the book "In Friendship's Way."  I love the note that said when the ladies bought the old sampler they noted the date of 1861.  That was the year Abraham Lincoln was elected.  This young ladies world was about to change forever. I did make lots of color changes!!

 For now it is framed in a beautiful frame made by Janet at Valley House Primitives.  The frame is for my Grim Gourds so this sampler is just borrowing the frame for awhile till I decide exactly what to do with it.

 This is my current project " Basketful of Summer Time" by With Thy Needle and Thread. I am considering doing all 4 seasons in this group.  She has done Spring and Summer.  When I see the other two, I will decide. That dog is so cute!

Now for the birds! Every year we have a very low tide in the summer.  There is one particular beach that attracts the eagles.  We counted 25 of them all feasting on the beach goodies.  I like this photo because I caught two of them facing opposite directions.  I call it ,"Which way should we go now?"

 While we were standing on a dock, this juvenile bald eagle flew very close to us.  It just sat there for the longest time.  It is lacking the white head but look at those talons and the beak!

 The same dock area has tons of purple martin houses.  Here is a baby waiting for dinner.  That eagle made the parents very nervous!!!

A beautiful heron just patiently waiting for a fish.  I felt like this was bird paradise!
Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope all your comments show up on my emails so I can respond.  That is the part of blogging that makes us friends! Have a wonderful week!


  1. Well, I'm no help for you on whether you're able to respond to my comment or not since I'm not connected to an email right now. However, I am your first commenter! Love the finished BBD sampler. The frame works well with it. It must have been very cool to see all the eagles and the other birds at the beach. Beautiful country up that way.

  2. The sampler looks wonderful and the frame is perfect.
    I like your new stitching project.
    Thanks for sharing theses beautiful birds photos

  3. The Sampler turned out beautiful.
    That WTNAT series is so nice,love Patriotic pieces.
    Thanks for sharing all of the bird pics.
    I've been following the Decorah Eagles nest, so interesting.
    Have a great week!

  4. Your bird photos are great to see, it must be quite a sight seeing so many eagles.

  5. Your sampler looks beautiful:) The frame is great too! Lovely bird pictures!

  6. What fabulous bird pictures especially of the eagles! Your framed sampler looks stunning.

  7. Ah... birds and stitching--two of my favorite subjects :) Your bird photos are lovely, Barb--especially the big heron. We have them visiting our pond from time to time and they are just fascinating to watch. They stand there so very patiently waiting to catch one of the fish in the pond.

    Lovely new sampler in its borrowed frame :) And I LOVE the WTNT Summer piece. I just purchased that one, too, but may have to wait to stitch it. If June is any indication, this summer is turning out to be another busy one for me with less stitching time :)

    Enjoy your final week of the first half of the year (can you believe it?).

  8. The frame is lovely, the grain on the wood is perfect, I'm not doing much cross stitch at the moment, but I never worry the desire to stitch always comes back to me. Great photo's of the birds.

  9. Wow, what a frame!
    You certainly got great pics of birds!!

  10. Your 1861 Antique Sampler is beautiful - love your color changes! I enjoyed stitching this. And I love the frames you choose for your pieces! Your WTN&T piece is sweet! Eagles are such stunning birds. I don't see many, but am always excited when I do spot one. : )

  11. Your stitchig is gorgeous! And I really love the bird pictures!

  12. Birding at the coast! Awesome. I really like your new stitching project Barb.

  13. Oh Barb I love that sampler. It is gorgeous and framed perfectly. I really enjoy stitching samplers...they are always so meaningful.

    I think you will enjoy the basketful series. We bought both Spring and Summer and are planning on getting the other two when they become available.

    Your bird photos are fabulous...amazing pictures on the coast. Does not get better. Just got home from 12 days at the beach and miss it already. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  15. A lovely sampler as is your other stitching. The bird photos are great too.

  16. The sampler looks lovely and your Summer Time is sweet!
    I love the birds photos, especially the eagles.

  17. Love your samplers, Barb! Glad you took the opportunity to view the super low tide and all the bird activity!

  18. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!


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  20. We have some loud birds at our new place - haven't seen them yet but geez they are noisy! Love your bird pictures!!

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